Visitation, and a Vigil and Rosary Service, were Dec. 11 at the church, and continued Monday, prior to the Funeral Service.
Funeral Services were Dec. 12 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Newcastle, with Father Andrew Sohm officiating.
Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Newcastle, with military rites conducted by the Newcastle American Legion Post 62.
Arrangements were under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
Wendall was born Aug. 20, 1927, in Newcastle, to Doyle and Carmen (Hull) Hanson. He entered the United States Navy May 2, 1945, and served for two years. Upon returning, he graduated from Newcastle High School in 1947. Wendall married Delores Olander April 13, 1949, in Newcastle. The couple settled in Newcastle, where they raised three children. Wendall was a rural mail carrier in Newcastle for 40 years.
He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, American Legion Post 62 for 71 years, Million Mile Club for his years of mail service, and the V.F.W. He enjoyed his “A Team” time at Lyle’s, was an avid race horse fan, and owned several horses over the years. Wendall enjoyed a trip to the Kentucky Derby in 2013 with his son and grandsons, and was also proud to experience an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Delores Hanson, Newcastle; daughters, Wendy (Bob) Meyer, Newcastle, and Lori (Jim) Hans, Wynot; a son Bob (Lisa) Hanson, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law Lorraine (Donald) Kroger, Omaha.
He was preceded in death by his parents.